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Nigeria's Buhari urges protection for foreigners in S.Africa summit

Pretoria - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday began a visit to South Africa with a call to beef up protection of foreign nationals, weeks after xenophobic attacks in Johannesburg stirred tension between Africa's leading economies.

'House of torture' puts focus on Nigeria Islamic schools

Kano - Horrific revelations of torture and abuse at a compound billing itself as a Koranic reform school in northern Nigeria have shone a spotlight on Islamic institutes unregulated by the authorities.

Hundreds of 'abused' captives freed from Nigeria Islamic school

Kaduna - Police in the northern Nigerian city of Kaduna have rescued more than 300 male students being held at an Islamic school where many had been tortured and sexually abused, a police spokesman said Friday.

Jihadists kill abducted aid worker in Nigeria

Maiduguri - Jihadists aligned to Islamic State have killed one of six aid workers abducted in July in northeast Nigeria, charity group Action Against Hunger said Wednesday.

Nigerian migrants struggle to reintegrate after Libya ordeal

Benin City - Emerging from her ordeal, Gloria considers herself "privileged". Last year, the 26-year-old left Nigeria with four other women, dreaming of a better life in Europe.

Nigerian president to visit South Africa after xenophobic attacks

Johanesburg - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to pay a state visit to South Africa in October, the South African presidency said Saturday, after a spate of xenophobic violence in Johannesburg caused tensions between the countries.

Nigeria hardens rhetoric over anti-immigrant violence in S. Africa

Lagos - Nigeria intensified hostility with regional rival South Africa this week, in a harsh response to a recent wave of anti-migrant violence, with Africa’s most populous country asserting its leadership on the continent.

Tensions ease in SAfrica-Nigeria xenophobia row

Johanesburg - Tensions eased between twin African powerhouses South Africa and Nigeria on Thursday after Pretoria temporarily closed its diplomatic missions in the rival state following a wave of attacks on foreign-owned stores there that claimed 10 lives.

US charges 80 in internet fraud and money laundering scheme

Los Angeles - US authorities on Thursday announced charges against 80 people, most of them Nigerians, in a wide-ranging fraud and money laundering operation that netted millions of dollars from victims of internet con jobs.

Nigeria hails 'historic milestone' after 3 years polio-free

Abuja - Nigeria on Wednesday announced that three years had elapsed since it last recorded a case of polio, a key step towards eradicating the notorious disease in Africa.

Nigeria's Buhari assigns new ministers

Abuja - President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday handed out jobs to his new cabinet, insisting the government was able to meet Nigeria's challenges despite criticism that his lineup favoured ageing loyalists.

Shiite cleric returns to Nigeria after India medical row

Abuja - Shiite leader Ibrahim Zakzaky, who was granted permission to travel to India for medical care after years in detention, returned to Nigeria on Friday following a row over his treatment, his supporters said.

Nigerian Shiite leader granted bail for medical care abroad

Lagos - A Nigerian court on Monday granted bail to a detained Shiite leader and his wife to fly to India for medical care, in a move that could defuse tensions after his group was banned following a spate of bloody protests.

Nigeria's Buhari faces flak over cabinet picks

Lagos - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has come under fire for stacking his new cabinet with ageing party loyalists despite hopes he might opt for more technocrats in his final term.

Money row sparks deadly Nigeria jihadist infighting: sources

A dispute over money within a Nigerian jihadist faction affiliated to the Islamic State group has spiralled into clashes that has killed "scores" of fighters, sources said.

Death toll in Nigeria Boko Haram attack up to 65: official

An attack this weekend by Boko Haram fighters on a funeral in northeast Nigeria has left 65 people dead, almost triple the initial toll, a local official said Sunday.

Nigerian Shiite sect condemns move to label it 'terrorist' group

Abuja - A Nigerian Shiite group on Sunday condemned a court order that allows the government to ban it on "terrorism" grounds after a spate of deadly protests in the capital.

10 years into jihadist rebellion, no reprieve for Nigeria's displaced

Maiduguri resident Ahmed Muhammed wanders through the rubble left behind as he recalls the outbreak of fighting in his city a decade ago that launched the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria.

Six Shiite protesters dead in clashes with Nigerian police: witnesses

Abuja - At least six Shiite protesters were killed in clashes with Nigerian police in the capital Abuja on Monday, witnesses told AFP."I am right now in front of six dead bodies, one of them is an underage boy," a Shiite protester, Abdullahi Musa said.

Lake Chad group launches $100 mn fund against jihadists

Niamey - The four countries bordering Lake Chad on Friday launched a fund aimed at collecting $100 million to help counter climate change and a devastating jihadist insurgency.

Italy police deal blow to 'violent' Nigerian mafia

Rome - Italian police said Thursday they had arrested 19 suspected members of a Nigerian mob, including the leaders of a clan which forged alliances with other mafias and violently punished anyone who rebelled.

Nigeria says will sign landmark Africa free trade pact

Lagos - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will sign a landmark deal to scrap trade tariffs among African countries at an upcoming summit of the continent's leaders, his office said.

At least 45 killed in Nigeria fuel tanker blast

Port Harcourt - At least 45 people were killed and more than 100 injured in central Nigeria when a petrol tanker crashed and then exploded as people gathered fuel, emergency services said Tuesday.

In the heart of the metropolis, a king of Nigeria's herder Fulani

Lagos - The Sarkin Fulani of Lagos sinks into his white upholstered throne, lays a hand on the sculpted golden cow head that forms the armrest and scans the subjects gathered at his feet.

Hunger for beef offers rewards and risks for Nigeria's pastoralists

Lagos - With over 200 million people and an emerging middle class, Nigeria is witnessing a boom in demand for meat that offers potential but also risks for the semi-nomadic herders who provide most of its beef.

Forces of history drive Nigeria's herder-farmer conflict

Sokoto - Beneath an escalating conflict between herders and farmers in central Nigeria lies a relentless but often under-reported force: history.

The long read: Nigeria's War of the Land

Kaduna - "Move! Move!" The herders cry, the packed crowd divides, and a vast column of cattle charges through the swirling dust, their long sharp horns swaying like a forest.

Rival groups and strategies overshadow jihadist conflict in Nigeria

Kano - Two attacks less than 24 hours apart in northeastern Nigeria this week have laid bare the deadly but divergent strategies of Boko Haram and a rival jihadist group, the Islamic State West African Province (ISWAP).

30 killed in triple suicide bombing in NE Nigeria

Kano - Thirty people were killed late Sunday in a triple suicide bombing in northeast Nigeria, emergency services reported, in an attack bearing the hallmarks of the Boko Haram jihadist group.

EU urges Nigeria electoral reform after disputed polls

Abuja - European Union election observers on Saturday called on Nigeria to consider urgent electoral reforms after identifying "systemic failings" in the recent presidential, parliamentary and governorship elections.
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